When I think about it, wood has always been in my life as long as I can remember. Growing up in rural Nova Scotia there are not many young boys who don't have their turn at clearing a piece of the back field or splitting the firewood for the long winter ahead. I always enjoyed creating my own projects and wood was the medium I enjoyed most.
It was a very opportune conversation with my neighbor one day, when we lived in the city, that he mentioned seeing a friend of his that had completed some woodturning that took our life in a whole new direction. Within a month of this first introduction, I had enrolled in a class and had purchased my first lathe. In the city I had the lathe squeezed in the garden shed between the lawn mower and the snow blower. But I was on my way!
From that modest beginning I found something I couldn't let go. Within two years of constant work, learning, and lots of frustration, I was selling my finished pieces. A few years later, our lifestyle has changed completely. My wife Heather,son Hugh and daughter Erin, and a few pets that come and go, have moved to a beautiful country setting (we call it heaven).
My shop and studio are in my back yard in a converted barn and the garden tools now have their own place. I no longer have commuter headaches, and I am always excited to see the next project.
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Statement of Work
In this age of fads, mass production, and questionable quality, I try to reflect pride of artisanship in every
turned object I produce. Each piece of wood used has been
carefully selected for its timeless beauty, keeping in
mind the three fundamentals of a well-made creation:
FORM, FINISH and FUNCTION.